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Eucalyptus Gunnii -of any woodworking use?

Is this species of any woodworking use.

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Colin LLoyd 103/09/2019 11:30:07
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There are more than 900 species of Eucalyptus - but the most common one in the UK is Eucalyptus Gunnii (Cider Gum) because of its tolerance to below freezing temperatures. From internet images of bark, leaf, fruit, flowers - I believe this is what I have in my garden. Before consigning decent-sized lopped-off branches to recycling or firewood - can these dense, heavy and plain-grain branches be used successfully in either woodturning or carving?

Ron Davis03/09/2019 20:21:03
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Eucaliptus has reputation for cracking and splitting, the only piece I had the sap wood shrunk so much you could see daylight, looking along the grain

Ron

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